Justine rightly points out that I got the title of Scott’s very fine novel Touching Darkness wrong. Eternal darkness, it turns out, is where such errors belong, and a correction has been made. In the meantime, get thyself to a bookshop and buy (or order if you’re in Australia) a copy of Midnighters: The Secret Hour. The author is Westerfeld, Scott Westerfeld. This has been a community service announcement.